September 11, 2013
Virgin HealthMiles has added Fitbit integration to its online employee health offering. The Framingham-based Richard Branson company recently announced that it would offer its program to family members of subscribed employees for free. Now those employees and family members who use Fitbit activity trackers and weight scales will be able to connect those devices to their Virgin HealthMiles...
September 10, 2013
Sweden-based Doro has announced a partnership with French device company Withings. Owners of Doro's new smartphone, Liberto 810, will be able to get certain Withings products at a discount. The companies plan to bring a similar offering to the United States by as early as next year.
Doro, which specializes in making phones for seniors, aims to demonstrate that combined with an adapted smartphone...
August 29, 2013
Audax Health Solutions has announced a $20 million funding raise led by Navigy Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield. Additional contributors to the round include former Aetna CEO and current Audax board member Jack Rowe and Dan Rose, VP of Partnerships at Facebook.
This round is the company's first publicly-announced equity raise, although the company reports it...
August 12, 2013
Wellness tracking platform MyFitnessPal raised $18 million in the first round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Accel Partners also participated. Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr and Accel Partners' Andrew Braccia also joined MyFitnessPal's board.
MyFitnessPal will use the funding to grow its team and expand to more countries. Already, the fitness system is available in some...
July 30, 2013
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system
Halfway through the year, there have already been some major funding stories for mobile health companies. From wearable device companies to a mobile clinical software developer, these funding stories have mentioned trends, goals and important VCs in the field. While MobiHealthNews' state of the industry Q1 2013 and Q2 2013 reports delve deeper into the...
July 18, 2013
Withings, the Paris-based maker of connected health devices, has raised $30 million in venture funding, only the second funding round for the 4-year-old company. The round was led by a $15 million contribution from Bpifrance with additional contributions by Idinvest Partners and 360 Capital Partners, and previous investor Ventech. Withings raised $3.8 million (3 million euros) from Ventech back...
June 21, 2013
Last week, Withings commercially launched Pulse, an activity tracker, which the company first announced at CES in January. The tracker is available for pre-order at $99.95 from the company's website.
Pulse is unique among activity trackers in that it can auto-detect when you start running and as the name suggests it can measure your pulse. Nike+ FuelBand is rumored to get a similar pulse...
June 18, 2013
Aetna's CarePass platform, which has been open to developers since early 2012 and to consumers in a limited beta, officially launched for consumers -- not just Aetna members -- this morning.
The free mobile and online platform integrates a number of different digital health devices and free apps. Newly announced partners Bodymedia, Jawbone, LoseIt, Withings and Fitbug will join the list of...
June 17, 2013
It seems like there's a new digital health device announced every day. Last week alone, Melon finished a Kickstarter campaign for a wearable head band to track concentration and potentially sleep, Basis launched a mobile app to accompany its Basis Band and Glooko relaunched its mobile diabetes management device. Still, in an increasingly competitive market, a few digital health devices have...
June 11, 2013
Mobile health startup Jiff, best known for its JiffPad patient education platform, has announced a partnership with Towers Watson and a pivot from provider-focused patient engagement to business-to-business employee wellness curation, with a service called Health Outcomes Marketplace.
Even when Jiff raised $7.5 million in March 2012, it noted in a press release that JiffPad was just one component...